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How I plan to navigate the next three FPL Gameweeks without any chips

Fantasy Football Scout member Obay Eid, aka FPL Milanista, is currently ranked 90th in the world in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), having finished 473rd in 2020/21.

With three other top 10k ranks to his name, he sits 10th in our Live Hall of Fame.

Obay also posted finishes of 141st in last season’s UCL Fantasy and 668th in Euro 2020 Fantasy, having finished second in the world in the 2016 edition of that tournament.

Here he discusses his push for the top 100 – and how he plans to do it without any chips.


There are three Gameweeks to go before we draw the curtain on what was an interesting, yet tiring FPL season that featured a lot of memories and weird incidents to remember in future years.

First off this week, let me give a brief of how my last couple of Gameweeks went. Unfortunately, I’ll be entering Gameweek 36 on the bounce of three consecutive red arrows that moved me from 27th overall to 90th! Ignoring Cristiano Ronaldo in Gameweek 33 and shifting out Son Heung-min to attack Chelsea’s doubles in Gameweek 34 backfired immensely but this is the game and that is why we all love FPL. So, let’s jump straight into Gameweek 36 thoughts now.

TARGET LEICESTER, VILLA AND EVERTON

The first question here for any FPL manager is whether any chip will be played in this Gameweek and/or whether Gameweek 37 will be a Free Hit week for you or not. In my case, I have no chips remaining and therefore my transfers will need to be beneficial for all three remaining Gameweeks. This will most likely shift our attention to teams like Leicester City, Everton, and Aston Villa, who are all heading towards a ‘double double’.

Leicester got knocked out of the UEFA Europa Conference League semi-finals and are sitting on top of the fixture ticker with 4/5 favorable matches to go. However, a short turnover to Sunday’s tie with Everton could still see the squad heavily rotated, especially given that Brendan Rodgers’ troops have nothing to play for in the Premier League.

Everton, on the other hand, are expected to be charged after a crucial win last week over Chelsea that placed them only two points away from safety with a game in hand. The Toffees will be eager to pick up some victories across the ‘double double’ and secure their stay in the Premier League before their last game away to Arsenal, so are definitely a team that I’m looking at when thinking of my transfers for this week.

Aston Villa, like Leicester, don’t really have much to play for now but are well-rested for this week so we should expect Steven Gerrard to continue playing a strong side across the last three weeks and ensure they finish their season on a high. I already have Philippe Coutinho and Ollie Watkins in my team, and they are going nowhere. It’s worth noting that the doubles for both Everton and Aston Villa in Gameweek 37 are nicer than those in Gameweek 36 and so as we mentioned earlier, your chip strategy could play a significant part as to who to prioritise going into this week.

TRANSFERS UNDER CONSIDERATION

Transfers are very team-dependent and in my case, it really feels wrong backing against Mohamed Salah in a Double Gameweek, especially after he had his rest last week and now has Son Heung-min appearing over his shoulder in the Golden Boot race. The Egyptian has the best minutes per non-penalty expected goal involvement (NPxGI) over the last six Gameweeks and totally dominates all stats across the season. The only issue with bringing back Salah is the fact that my only Spurs player, Harry Kane, will have to make way to fund such a move and that’ll be for a hit, but I do like Richarlison as a forward pick for the obvious reasons mentioned earlier.

Another more aggressive transfer strategy that crossed my mind is to bring in Manchester City midfielders, specifically the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and/or Riyad Mahrez. However, minutes are still unpredictable with City assets (as ever) and their mental situation could be questioned after their horrible loss to Real Madrid.

One differential I could be punting on if I decide to ignore the Salah move is Luis Diaz, who turned things around in Spain after his half-time introduction against Villarreal. However, he does seem to be a one-week gamble and his minutes aren’t guaranteed either. There’ll be a few more hours of tinkering before the deadline but a hit is most likely happening this week.

So I’m prepared to enter this round outside of the top 100 but all hopes are on my starting XI to recover the hit and defend against the many Bench Boosters of the week.

GAMEWEEK 36 ‘BUS TEAM’

Best of luck everyone!


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1,403 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    A) Broja & Weg to Pukki & Dennis -4?
    B) Kane, Broja & Weg to Vardy, Pukki & Rich -8
    C) Broja, Weg & Hav to Nacho, Pukki & Maddi -8

    Chasing and FH37

  2. Colby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Anyone else think DCL might be a better option to Richarlison for FH36?

    1. Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Me but to late brought him in for Kane last night

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      They are both imo

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        *They are both CRAP imo

    3. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No. Whenever he’s come back and played he’s been absent.

      1. Colby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Cheers lads - thanks for your thoughts.

  3. Oggle22
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Best 5.1m defender

    Ake
    Zinchenko
    Mind
    Some one else?

    Cheers

    1. Planet Jo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Sessegnon?
      Tomiyasu?

  4. Return of the FF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Alonso due to play games this GW?

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yep

  5. FITZ-G
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hey all, 1 FT.

      Dennis —-> Nketiah?
      Or
      T.Silva —-> Alonso?

      Cheers.

    • Two footed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Morning all. Could do with some help. Got 2 free transfers and intending to play FH next week.

      1. T. Silva > Laporte & Pukki > Nkeitiah
      2. Robbo > Keane & Pukki > Jesus

      Ramsdale
      T.Silva Robbo TAA
      Saka Mount Havertz Salah (C) Kulu
      Kane Pukki

      1. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        1 only Laporte / Dias
        All the news about Robbo will get rotated, I think he starts both the matches.... So

        1. Two footed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Ok thanks for this. Only got enough £ for Laporte

    • FPL ElasticO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Are these transfers worth doing for -4?

      Kane / Mount >> Richarlison / KDB

      1. King Kohli
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yes

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Depends if Richarlison is out.

        1. Planet Jo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Why might Richarlison be out?

          1. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Ankle injury but suspect he'll play

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            in the scout tweets. ankle

      3. Two footed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not sure about losing Kane. He loves the NLD..

    • King Kohli
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A or B on FH?

      A. Luis Diaz + VVD + Cancelo
      B. Richarlison + TAA + Dias

      1. Two footed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A for me.

      2. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Richy / TAA / Cancelo

    • Calum Undisputed
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      1. white to tavares
      2. white to holgate

      NOT gng to FH37

      1. King Kohli
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        2

      2. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        1 as Holgate not nailed and Tavares more attacking and Arsenal are better

      3. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Don't think ARS keeping any CS... you will be highly depending on attacking returns

    • Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Final dilemma. Best move here?

      A) Mount –> Mahrez
      B) Emerson –> Matip
      C) Cash –> Dias

      Cheers!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A

      2. Two footed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        B

      3. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        B

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Stick with James and Alonso? Not overly excited with Laporte when James running in opponents box at least 1 game?

    • Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Which 11 is better this week? Martinelli 1st on bench for both.

      (A) Free
      Ramsdale
      Robbo* Trent Cancelo Laporte James
      Salah(c) Son Saka Kulu*
      Jesus*

      (B) -4pts
      Ramsdale
      Dias* Trent Cancelo Laporte James
      Salah(c) Son Saka Gordon*
      Kane*

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Watkins to Richarlison?

      A Yes
      B No -too sideways

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        B

      2. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        No

      3. Planet Jo
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        No

    • Big Mac 24
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Only one question for me,
      KDB or Mahrez!

      I think if Mahrez starts both he matches KSB and the 3 million difference is huge.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        If. KDB

      2. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        KDB all day, Mahrez is a rotation risk.... You can get Mahrez alongside KDB that's worth considering

    • Return of the FF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      To rephrase, Alonso or Nketiah this week? I'd really like some Chelsea cover but don't know who

      1. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Alonso probably a good option as even if Chelsea don't score easily he could get CS points.

        1. Return of the FF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I got this call wrong. Sigh.

    • artvandelay316
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A) 3-5-2 with Mount and Mahrez
      Or
      B) 4-4-2 with Laporte and Son

      On FH, so for one week only. Cheers.

      1. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Richarlison is a nailed on trap isn’t he?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Agree

      2. Oggle22
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yep and I've fell for it haha

      3. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Hopefully

      4. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Hope so!

    • Lacikasz01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I have 11 + 1 sub playing, all have doubles, means I shouldn’t FH, right?

    • Nightcrawler
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'm on a Free Hit

      Madison or Diaz?

      1. ILOVEBAPS
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Diaz

      2. Two footed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Diaz

    • fish66
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      (a) Ramsey -> Gordon -4
      (b) Play Amartey
      (C) Play Weghorst

      1. ILOVEBAPS
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A

      2. Hunta
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A

    • Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Best Schar replacement? For-4
      Ake
      Zinchenko
      Mings
      Holgate
      Keane
      Coleman

      Cheers

      1. Hunta
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Zink

      2. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Zinchenko punt may not be a bad idea

    • Hunta
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Ok. 24 points off the mini board leader and activated my BB. FHing in 37 so only making transfers that benefit 38.

      A - Dennis>Nketia for a -4
      B - Amarty>Tavares-4
      C - GTG

    • Vjm6891
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Do I take Havertz or Mount out?

      1. Two footed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I’m keeping both…

      2. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mount’s looked more likely for points of late.

    • Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Would you do Hwang to Edouard or Joao Pedro this week even though Wolves have a dgw? No trust in Hwang.

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Jesus and Son or KDB and Richarlison?

      1. Bonus magnet
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Why

      2. Hunta
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Do I have any other spurs assets

        1. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Kulu

          1. Hunta
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Kdb and Richy it is. But Richy may be benched depending on that niggle he has. Confirm first.

      3. Hunta
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Meant you

    • Bonus magnet
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Will Alonso play both games for Chelsea ?

      Who is the safest chelsea defensive option

      1. SouthCoastSaint
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Rudiger will play both

      2. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mendy is obviously the safest. Alonso is pretty safe but could get a bench before cup final

      3. Hunta
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I think he will

    • chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Which scores better for this week only?

      A. Trent & Gordon
      B. Robbo & Nket

      1. Planet Jo
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A

    • GoonerGirl
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Just can't decide Maddison or Gordon? BB36 FH37.

      1. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Maddy for me

        1. GoonerGirl
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Thanks, just worried he won't start both games. But probably go Maddy then.

      2. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        For both, I’d edge towards Gordon. Mainly for the two home games in 37.

    • Vlad Tepes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hey guys, G2G? 1 FT and 0 ITB, using BB this week.

      And big Q, Salah or KDB for C?

      Schmeichel, Foster
      Cancelo, TAA, Laporte, Matip, Alonso
      Salah, KDB, Mount, Saka, Kulu
      Pukki, Dennis, Nketiah

      Cheers

    • ekimr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Would appreciate quick thought on

      A: De Bruyne , Watkins -8
      B: leave as Kane , Barnes